Cypriot

Ivy on Αυγούστου 28th, 2008

This Middle Eastern Dip known as hummus or hoummous, has passed to the Cypriot cuisine as hoummoi. It is made of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil and is one of the many mezedes they will serve you going to any taverna in Cyprus.   Eating mezedes in Cyprus is like a ritual and […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 11th, 2008

Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island!!    This was the first time I made ravioli with ground beef.   I usually make them with a cheese filling but it was something […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 23rd, 2008

Etymology: Flaouna pl. flaounes is a traditional cheese bread we make in Cyprus during Easter, with phyllo filled with  a special Cypriot cheese made during easter and mint.  The word Flaouna, is derived from the ancient Greek word πᾰλάθη (palathi) > flado > fladoonis > flatouna > flaouna. History: It is believed that flaouna is reminiscent […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 22nd, 2008

A few months ago I told you how I made Cypriot Pita Bread and how easy it was to make. Ever since I learned how to make them we have been enjoying them in all sorts of sandwiches especially with halloumi and lountza or eating them with dips, like hoummous, taramosalata, tzatziki or melintzanosalata but […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 6th, 2008

Halloumi is indigenous to Cyprus and is one of a few cheeses made in Cyprus, so as a Cypriot and a food blogger this is something I wanted to try and make myself. Halloumi has been made in Cyprus for hundreds, not to say thousands of years and the recipe was given from mother to […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 17th, 2008

As I am writing this post, today 17th February, 2008 my relatives in Cyprus are in church, commemorating my mother’s death, 12 years ago. She died on 23rd February, 1996 and the mnymosyno  (memorial) always take place on the Sunday which precedes the date of death. This day is always very hard for me because […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 28th, 2008

Cypriot pitta bread are much different to the Greek pitas. They are flat breads like the other pita but are different in shape and in taste. I’ve been in Greece for 27 years and have never found any, at least where I live. (After a year, writing this post, you can find Cypriot pitas in […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 16th, 2008

I have posted about koupes last month and you can see the original recipe here. The recipe for the dough is exactly the same. However, as the Orthodox have big lenten periods, fifty days before Easter, forty days before Christmas and some days before the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as on some […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 30th, 2007

Pischies is a Cypriot traditional pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup. These pastries are very easy to make and very tasty. You can make the the dough from scratch […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2007

Koupes is a street food we find in Cyprus and are served as a snack,  finger party food or as part of a  mezes dish.    Its crust is made of bulgur wheat, flour, oil, salt and egg (optional) and stuffed with ground meat, lots of onions, parsley and spices.  Actually the ones sold by street […]

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